———-Kazakh State Women’s Teacher Training Institute and Pedagogical Women’s College named after M. Mametova were founded in April 1944 at the meeting of the Bureau of the CP Central Committee according to the Resolution of the Kazakh SSR People’s Commissars Council No. 457 “On the training of qualified teachers among the Kazakh women’s youth.”
———-The plan of admission to the Institute with the quantity of 90 people (30 people for each faculty) was established. The Kazakh SSR Council of People’s Commissars requested the Department of education and enlightenment to organise 2-year pedagogical courses at the Institute for 60 students and their full support (food, uniforms, training and other expenses) by the State. The house number 119 on Gogol Street was provided as the Institute deployment, the house number 86 on Lesnaya Street was for the dormitory. The Alma-Atastroy trust was instructed to provide the educational institution with all necessary means, the state plan-to provide bedding for 300 people.
———-The organization of the Institute was warmly welcomed by famous Kazakh scientists and writers: Kanysh Satpayev, Mukhtar Auezov, Sabit Mukanov, Gabit Musrepov, Ilyas Omarov, etc.
———-At three faculties and nine departments of the Institute in the first half of the academic year 20 teachers, including: 5 candidates of science, 8 senior teachers, 7 teachers worked. Kurmangali Ospanov was appointed as the Head of the Institute.
———-On September 11, 1945, Myrzabekova Tursyn Myrzabekovna was appointed as a rector of the Kazakh State Women’s Teacher Training Institute, who made a significant contribution to the development of the Institute.
———-M. Auezov, A. Margulan, G. Kurmangaliyev, T. Tazhibayev, K. P. Persidskiy, A. Zhubanov, S. Battalova, O. A. Zhautikov, N. Sauranbayev, A. S. Tursynbaev, V. A. Yesengalieva, H. H. Makhmutov, S. T. Tolybekov, H. Zhumanov, K. Karmysov, K. Aimanov, M. Balakayev, E. Kosyuhin, O. Baydildaev, K. Barmankulov, I. Mamanov, A. A. Fidulova, D. E. Tursynov, Z. Akhmetov and other famous scientists read the fundamental theoretical courses at that time.
———-With each new academic year, the professors and lecturers’ staff of the Institute was replenished with highly qualified teachers with academic degrees, the material and technical base of the University was strengthened, its educational and methodological capabilities were expanded.
———-Considering the high demand for literate teachers-musicians, librarians with higher education, in 1961 at the faculty of Philology the Department of library and the Department of music were opened.
———-The founder and organizer of the music faculty was the famous Kazakh composer, honoured artist Bakhytzhan Baykadamov. Realising the importance and complexity of the objectives in the training of music teachers, having mobilized all the pedagogical potential, B. Baykadamov in 1968 achieved self-determination of the musical-pedagogical faculty. A significant contribution to its development was made by prominent figures of musical culture-honoured artist of the Kazakh SSR, pianist V. S. Pirogova, theorists-musicologists – B. M. Zhusubaliyev, A. A. Abdikarimov, members of the Union of composers – O. Baydildaev, D. B. Botbaev, I. K. Kereev, A. F. Slabospitskaya, A. Bapi, Z. A. Popova.
———-In 1968, the legendary vocal and instrumental ensemble “Aigul” was based at the faculty of music. They got recognition from the audience in short period of time; the ensemble toured the entire Soviet Union and dozens of countries over the World. Ensemble “Aigul” – the winner of the Lenin Komsomol prize (1977-1979), the winner of all-Union and Republican competitions. G. Karamoldayeva, A. Isagulova, D. Yergalieva, M. Zhunisova, S. Uzakbayeva, A. Arykova, K. Omarova, R. alisova, M. Ermakova, Z. Alibekova were the first participants of "Aigul", at the peak of their popularity they left the ensemble to come back again in the autumn of 2007, on the eve of the 60th anniversary.
———-The University is proud of its graduates, who over the years were more than 50 thousand.
———-Among the graduates of the Institute there are many who properly represented and represents our Country in political and economic, artistic and sport arenas. The names of many of them are well known: they are Heroes of Socialist Labour – R. B. Nurtazina, R. Makhatova; – Commander of the Order “Dank Belgisi”, medals “Kazhyrly enbegi usin”, the third rector of the Institute – A. Ybraeva; the Deputy of the Supreme Council Zh. Kulenova, member of Parliament, ex-Minister of education and science of the Republic of Kazakhstan, rector of the Kazakh State Women’s Teacher Trainig Institute, Honoured worker of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Sh. K. Berkimbayeva, public figure, Minister of social protection, Deputy of the Majilis of the Parliament of Kazakhstan of three convocations – Z. Kadyrov, the Chairman of the Association of “Memlekettik tilge kurmet”, candidate of philological Sciences – A. Osmanov, famous scientists U.Subhanberdina, S. Uzakbayeva, Z. Zhakishev, the poets – A. Baktygereyev, A. Berkenova, singer- M. Yeraliyeva, U. Aynakulova, D. Khamzina, G. Omirbayeva, U. Belgoziyeva etc.
———-At the time M. Auezov prophetically predicted: “If it pleases the Creator, this Institute will become a temple of knowledge for today’s and future Kazakh girls. May its lights never go out!”. The prophecy came true. Since 1954, several attempts have been made by officials to close the Institute, with the reason that Institute fulfilled his mission. The resolution of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan numbered 847 dated from September 11, 2008 state enterprise “Kazakh State Women’s Teacher Trainig Institute” the Ministry of Education and Science of Republic of Kazakhstan renamed into state enterprise “Kazakh State Women’s Teacher Training University” of the Ministry of Education and Science of Republic of Kazakhstan.
———-Under the program “Cultural heritage” initiated by the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan N. A. Nazarbayev, scientists of the University participated in the compilation of the "Anthology of world pedagogical thought”, which included the works of thinkers of the Ancient world. They also prepared a “History of pedagogy” for students of higher educational institutions.
———-According to the State program of development of education for 2005-2010 in 2004-2005 academic year the Institute has made transition to the credit system of training accepted in world practice which main advantage consists in higher level of automation of management of educational process. At the same time, the first fundamental steps were taken to implement international training requirements and create a scientific and innovative infrastructure – the transition to a two-stage system of training “bachelor-master”.
———-In order to improve the quality of the educational process since 2004, the University officially introduced the system of “Management quality”, in which the planning, management, evaluation of the results and quality of education in accordance with the requirements of international and domestic standards are realized. The main goal of the implementation of quality management is guided by advanced technologies in the field of pedagogical education, continuous improvement of educational services, improving the quality of student’s knowledge and establishing a close relationship with prestigious domestic and foreign educational bodies.
———-The University is one of the leading developers and organizers of the Republican experiment on spiritual and moral education “self-Knowledge”. The author of this project is the first lady of the country, President of the international Fund “Bobek” S. A. Nazarbayeva. The innovative program “Kazakh lady” was also introduced into the educational process.
———-In order to meet the needs of all stakeholders, implement the mission and achieve strategic goals in 2017, the quality management system of the University is certified for compliance with the requirements of the international standard ISO 9001: 2015 until November 25, 2019.
———-On December 25, 2018, by the decree of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan N. A. Nazarbayev, the Kazakh State Women’s Teacher Training University was given a Special status, thereby confirming its focus on the training of scientific and pedagogical personnel. Thus, the University becomes a scientific and pedagogical center for training women leaders, which is reflected in the mission of the University.
———-In order to support the development of inclusive education, a center for psychological and pedagogical correction was opened at the University in June 2018.
———-The center was opened with the support of the Charity Fund “Dara” and the assistance Of the Department of education of Almaty. The opening ceremony was held with the participation of the public figure of Kazakhstan Gulshara Abdykalikova.
———-To date, the center has 10 rooms for both individual and group classes, a Montessori room, halls of physical therapy and music and rhythmic classes, where University students, along with professional doctors, provide children and their families with professional services of speech pathologists, speech therapists, psychologists, conduct training in social skills, rehabilitation, socialization and communication.
———-In early 2018, in order to support the creative desires of students and demonstrate student works to the General public, the gallery “ART-Dara” was opened. At the end of the 2018-2019 academic year, more than 20 student works were exhibited in the gallery. The project is focused primarily on supporting students and is annually updated with the best works. During the period of work, the gallery was visited by foreign guests of the University, as well as deputies of the Senate of Kazakhstan B. T. Zhumagulov and D. Zh. Nuketayeva, who highly appreciated the creativity of students.
———-One of the important scientific achievements of the University is the opening of the dissertation Council on specialties 6D011700 Kazakh language and literature, 6D020500 Philology. (Order Numbered 456 of March 14, 2018 Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan). The opening of a new dissertation Council in the Kazakh National Women’s Teacher Training University speaks about the recognition of the leadership positions of our University in these areas.
———-The doctor of pedagogical Sciences, Professor – Suleimenova Zharkynbike Nauayevna was appointed as the Chairman of the dissertation Council.
———-Also, to develop and strengthen the scientific potential of the University in April 2018, the Association of young scientists and teachers of Kazakhstan was established on the basis of the University. The aim of the Association is to create a dialogue platform for young scientists and teachers of Kazakhstan.
———The journal “Vestnik of the Kazakh State Women’s Teacher Training University” was established in 2006. In May 2018, the journal was included in the List of publications recommended by the Committee for control in the field of Education and Science of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan for publication of the main results of scientific activity (Order No. 768 of the MES RK journal (ISSN 2306-5079), section “Pedagogical Sciences”).
———-Within the framework of the project on the transition of the state language to Latin, the Latin graphics Center was opened on the basis of the University in April 2018. Also, the center is working on the project “Linguistic foundations and multimedia technologies for creating interactive training programs, in connection with the transition to Latin graphics” funded by the MES of Kazakhstan (project Manager G. Salgarayeva). The center conducts seminars and master classes on teaching methods of Latin graphics.
———-From time immemorial, life has imposed the highest demands on the teachers’ corps. Kazakh National Women’s Teacher Training University with honour carries out its noble mission, is always in the center of public life of the country, being a carrier of knowledge, culture and humanitarian values.
———-Today, the student body of the Women’s University, where about 6,000 students, undergraduates and doctoral students study – is a huge force, it is the advanced, talented youth and the future of the country.
———-Today, the University employs more than 555 highly qualified teachers, including 57 doctors and 215 candidates of science; the degree of professor-lecturers’ staff is 53.8%. 66 teachers won the state grant “the Best teacher of the year”. Kazakh National Women’s Teacher Training University has become one of the centers of national and international scientific-theoretical, scientific-practical conferences, seminars, forums, subject Olympiads.
———-Research at the University is conducted by 27 departments, Research Institute of social and gender studies, Fundamental research center and 3 research laboratories.
———-The University has passed specialized (November, 2018) and institutional accreditation (April, 2019) in the Independent accreditation and rating Agency (NAAR). As a result of accreditation 56 educational programs were accredited.